Editor’s update: Click here to see the 84th Academy Awards (Short Film Animated) shortlist. The awards will be be presented in February 2012. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 took place on February 27th, 2011. There were the five films nominated for the Short Film (Animated) category : Day &… Read More »
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards take place on February 27th, 2011. There are the three films nominated for the Animated Feature Film category: How to Train Your Dragon Trailer (2010) A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to… Read More »
Norman McLaren filmed actors with stop motion to create a story of conflict between next door neighbours. When Neighbours won an Oscar, McLaren was in Brazil and so was notified by telegram. Back came his simple reply: ‘What’s an Oscar?’ Read more in Animator Issue 19.
A classic tale of temptation is revealed in the form of a comic opera. In a room full of wind-up toys, our hero sets a chain of events into motion that ends up disturbing both his own, and the viewer’s, sense of reality. La Salla has won many awards and earned an Oscar-nomination.
An amusing story told with pencil animation animation and sound effects. A fussy zoo keeper upsets the animals but he gets his comeuppance. It won won a gold award for animation at the student Oscars 2008.
Director Paul Berry went on to work on Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. His influence on Nightmare is clear from this short. It is a bedtime story for adults that was based on a Hoffman story. It was nominated for an “Oscar” for Best Animated Short Film in 1992.
It was nominated for an Oscar. In Paradise the landscape is a lush tropical garden surrounding a dazzling castle in which an emperor is entertained by a bird whose plumage is a riot of colours. Outside, in the garden, an envious black bird dreams of becoming as desirable as the bird in the cage.
A character is drawn then brushed away only to return and endure repeated clashes with the creator. It won the Oscar for Best Animated short in 1991.
Meeper, the janitor of an alien pub, has higher aspirations as a karaoke performer. The computer-animated short was directed by Eric Armstrong who won an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2002.
Winner and Nominees for the 2010 Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Film. Winner – UP – Pete Docter – Official Trailer. In his acceptance speech for the Animated Feature Film Award, Up director Pete Docter said, “Boy, never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third grade math book would lead… Read More »